“Hold my hand and let’s jump off this cliff” by Brian Bilston
Brian Bilston is the much-admired unofficial Poet Laureate of Twitter. In the past, he’s shared – among many more – poems on:
The Fibonacci Sequence
in a tweet
but then each line grew
to the word sum of the previous two
until I began to worry about all these words coming with such frequency
because as you can see, it can be easy to run out of space when a poem gets all Fibonacci sequency#FibonacciDay
— Brian Bilston (@brian_bilston) November 23, 2019
THE WHITE HOUSE
He’s redecorating the White House
in washed-out tones of white:
Pale Shimmer, Frosted Dawn,
Sour Milk and Clouded Light.
Bleached Lichen in the kitchen.
Upstairs, White Mist is the plan.
Pure White in the Oval Office,
painted by the Du Lux Klan.
— Brian Bilston (@brian_bilston) July 18, 2019
And the rise of Boris Johnson.
Just in …
the news is broken.
I shall put it
in the bin.
The state of things.
The new PM.
Pass the whiskey.
Pass the gin.
— Brian Bilston (@brian_bilston) July 23, 2019
As Brexit looms, his latest piece seemed curiously apt.
Here’s a poem called ‘Hold my hand and let’s jump off this cliff’. pic.twitter.com/JcqzJ4E6Ui
— Brian Bilston (@brian_bilston) January 30, 2020
Perfect. Here are a few of the many bitter-sweet reactions.
— HappyToast ★ (@IamHappyToast) January 30, 2020
One of your finest. But a shame that it has come to this…. 😦
— kaggsy59 (@kaggsy59) January 30, 2020
This is perfect but makes me want to weep!
— Lorna Gamberini 🕷 (@LornaGamberini) January 30, 2020
There were also these words of comfort from Rob Thomas.
Hold hands everybody. It will probably* be fine** https://t.co/hEfVGR662m
— Rob Thomas (@RobThomas14) January 30, 2020
You can read more of his work in his new book, Diary of a Somebody. https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/brian-bilston/diary-of-a-somebody/9781529005561 Other book outlets are available.